Historical Dictionary of Chad

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 601 pages
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One of Africa's largest yet least known countries, Chad has a rich pre-colonial heritage and a turbulent recent political history. This latest edition of the Historical Dictionary of Chad features new tables that list important statistics on its economic conditions principal crops, gross domestic product, public finances, and main trade partners, as well as six maps, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, and a selected chronology. Reviews of the Previous Editon: ... Will prove handy for researchers, historians, journalists, teachers, politicians, and economists. For English speakers, the collection is a double blessing as this is the first time such a source of information on the French speaking countries is presented to them in their own language. WEST AFRICA Mr. Decalo is eminently qualified....especially impressive.... presents excellent background to the political and social history... THE REFERENCE BOOK REVIEW"

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Contents

List of Maps and Tables
xiii
Abbreviations and Acronyms
xxix
INTRODUCTION
1
THE DICTIONARY
25
BIBLIOGRAPHY
453
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About the author (1997)

Samuel Decalo (MA, Ph.D. in political science, University of Pennsylvania), has taught both at home (University of Rhode Island; Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research) and abroad (University of Botswana, University of the West Indies). He has published numerous books and articles on Africa and the Middle East, including three other dictionaries in this series (Benin, Togo, Niger) and Coups and Army Rule in Africa (Yale University Press). He is Professor of Political Science at the University of Natal, Durban.

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